Question about GE Refrigerators
Most times this is a plugged defrost
drain system. The defrost heater in the freezer section melts the frost and
changes it to water, this water is suppose to flow down a drain system. If this
drain system is restricted or plugged the water will leak inside the
refrigerator. The drain system starts in the freezer section with a tray built
under the evaporator coil. The water is funneled through a small hose into a cup in the
top middle of the fresh food section ( not on all models, but this is the most
common way ), from there, the water is directed out the back wall to a drain
hose that runs
down the back of the refrigerator into a condensing tray. The heat created
under the fridge makes the water evaporate and disappear. Some of the cups ( in the
top back of the fresh food section ) can be removed for cleaning. A turkey
baster can be used to help clean out the drain system. Fill the baster with hot
water and "blast" it into the drain hose to help flush it out. A
piece of wire or pipe cleaner can also be pushed into the drain hoses to help
clean then out. On a S x S style of fridge the drain system is in the bottom
back of the freezer section and often you will have to remove the evaporator
cover to access the drain
hole. You can
clean this out in the same manner as previously mentioned, but because of the
water leaking into the freezer instead of the fresh food section you will have
to remove the ice build up to clean out the drain system.
If in case the water is leaking on the floor then:--
There are several things to check for. The condensing defrost tray under the fridge can crack or develop a hole and leak onto the floor. A door gasket not closing properly may cause sweating and leak onto the floor. If your fridge has developed a frost free failure problem, often the frost will travel down the suction line at the back of the fridge and drip water on the floor. The heat exchanger tubing can separate and also sweat and drip on the floor. Ice maker and chilled water fill lines can crack and leak as well, this is fairly common with the plastic lines as they can dry out and crack.
Unplug the unit from main power outlet and empty whole unit and keep both the doors open and then connect the power after 24 hours and recheck.This procedure is called manual defrost reset.If this helps then its OK,but if this procedure not helping then its the faulty defrost unit and it needs to be replaced.
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Posted on Aug 30, 2010
The model is not mentioned and whether it is frost free. Normally the frosting water is collected after the auto defrost on a frost free frdige and so there is no question of frost condesation to water.Also the water is collected into a drain through a drain pipe from the evaporator.So if there is a leak it will not flow into the fridge.
In your case the fros my be formed on the exposed freezer coils and the collection is overflowing into the fridge.
If you mentioned leaking please specify the leak from which part of the fridge obviously from the freezer so is there by any chance frosting due to leak in the door gaskets?
Posted on Aug 30, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: water leak under fridge
sounds like a drain clog in the freezer compartment above. remove the freezer rear panel and totally defrost the evaporator area, directly under the evap you see( under all taht ice) a small drain hole that has become frozen over, try defrosting with either a hair dryer( not a heat gun too much heat youl melt everything) or by pouring hot water donw the drain until you get a free flow of water down the tube. after its clear reassemble and you should be fine
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
Check the hose or the drain hole in the back of the freezer make sure hose is connect and the drain hole is not plugged
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
SOURCE: bosch fridge leaking water
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I have the same problem,warranty just ran out but its been
leaking on and off for ages,must be this model.This much Ive figured out,what
happens is the drain hole gets blocked from ice freezing over the hole at the
back of freezer, the drain water has to go somewhere, since it cant leak out of
the drain hole where it suppose to it ends up pooling under the vege
compartment before ending up on the kitchen floor.Now if this is your only
problem,someone suggested to me to run a piece of copper wire from the
defrost heater to the drain hole so no ice can build up there,hence no more
leakage.To do this you'll have to take the back panel off and see for
yourself,I did this and Im a novice.Make sure you turn off and unplug the
fridge first and wait for it to defrost.
Now I think I have other things wrong with mine,after leakage problem the refrigeration compartment wont cool anymore but the freezer part remains working as usual.Ive nailed this down to one of the following not working... Thermostat / timer / defrost heater.So one or more of these needs replacing.Im just trying to look for a manual which shows the nuts and bolts or the refrigerator (not the "How to use" type manual which I have).
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
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